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STR genotypes of 195 black grouse individuals

Cite this dataset

Kunz, Florian; Sittenthaler, Marcia (2022). STR genotypes of 195 black grouse individuals [Dataset]. Dryad.


The data file contains the individual genotypes of 195 black grouse (Lyrurus tetrix) individuals, genotyped at 9 STR (microsatellite) loci.

The data is curated into 10 subpopulations as decribed in the accompanied publication.

The data is uploaded in the commonly used genepop file format.


Samples were collected non-invasively over the whole study area (Styria, Austria) in the years 2013, 2015, 2016. Special measurements to guarantee best quality DNA where: collection of faeces only from fresh snow (maximum 5 days after snowfall). Invasive samples were collected from hunted birds during the hunting season. 250 samples were collected and processed.

Extraction and amplification procedures of DNA are described in: Sittenthaler M, Kunz F, Szymusik A, et al (2018) Fine-scale genetic structure in an eastern Alpine black grouse Tetrao tetrix metapopulation. J Avian Biol 49:e01681.

The raw fas files from fragment length analysis were processed using the PeakScanner 2 software to get the genotypes.

Usage notes

File according to the genepop file format, as created by GenAlEx 6.5.

File format uses the 2 digit code.

Missing loci coded as: 0000.


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